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True spasms when corrected gain acceptance (4,6)


I believe the answer is:

pass muster

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'gain acceptance' is the definition.
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'true spasms when corrected' is the wordplay.
'when corrected' indicates an anagram.
'truespasms' with letters rearranged gives 'PASS MUSTER'.

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(Other definitions for pass muster that I've seen before include "Satisfy, suffice" , "To fit the bill" , "Be good enough" , "appear acceptable" .)

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